Leaves broadly oblanceolate to lanceolate, 120-150 cm long, 7-16 cm wide, glossy green; margin toothless or with teeth in lower half only, teeth 7-8 mm long, 1.5-6 cm apart, reddish-brown; terminal spine 5 mm long. Inflorescence 6-10 m high. Flowers 3.5-4 cm long, 4-4.5 cm wide. Syn. F. gigantea Vent.
Originally introduced in the 1840s and trialled for fibre production in NSW and Qld. Commonly seen in old gardens, roadcuttings and as a weed of vacant land.
F. bedinghausii Koch is occasionally also encountered in temperate areas and botanic gardens.
Source: (2005). Agavaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.